Following the recent vice-presidential debates, I was again struck by the total ignorance of one of the viewers interviewed in a small township in New Hampshire. As a female senior citizen, I am appalled by the vapid reasoning of some of my gender and age group. In this interview there was an older woman who had been an undecided voter, but had now happily decided to vote for Mr. Gore because she liked Sen. Joe Lieberman’s smile. Unbelievable! It reminded me of more than 50 years ago when just such ignorant women voted for Harry Truman because they liked Margaret.
It is a shame we do not have a national intelligence test required of all voters as to their knowledge of the issues and each candidate’s position on them. It will never happen because it would work to the disadvantage of the Democrats, but you should remember that it will be just such foolish voting that will determine the next administration. One should not be allowed to vote for any candidate just because they like their smile. Good grief.
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